The New Bern Academy Museum is located in an 1809 building 4 blocks from Tryon Palace in the heart of New Bern’s historic residential district. Originally a school house, the New Bern Academy served as a hospital during the Civil War and in 1881 became part of the New Bern graded school system, which used it for classes until 1971. Today the New Bern Academy Museum is home to 4 exhibitions that are managed by the staff at Tryon Palace. These exhibitions include Face to Face: Civil War Sketches & Stories; Architecture Exhibit; Civil War Military Occupation Exhibit; and History of Education Exhibit. For pricing, group tour information and hours of operation please call Tryon Palace.